West Virginia

Our allies in West Virginia pursue a comprehensive approach to early childhood success with a strong focus on family stability and support.

State Ally:

Team for West Virginia's Children • Huntington, WV

With Support From:

Top Priorities for 2020

Enact Paid Family and Medical Leave for all West Virginia workers

Expand funding for early childhood home visitation programs

Expand Medicaid coverage to one year postpartum for women up to 300 percent of the federal poverty level

In 2019, West Virginia allies’ advocacy was central to the implementation of new policies that provide added economic stability to families.

  • Expanded Medicaid Coverage for pregnant women up to 300% of the Federal Poverty Level, and up to 60 days postpartum.
  • Expanded training for trauma-informed care.
  • Expanded early childhood home visitation.

The Alliance for Early Success is achieving large-scale, long-lasting change for the state’s young children by providing our allies with powerful advantages that help them shape West Virginia early childhood policy.

  • Strategic, Outcomes-Focused Investments
  • Consulting and Strategy
  • Direct Access to National Expertise
  • Rapid Response Support
  • Connections/Access to Allies in Similar States
  • Roles in National Communities of Practice